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There are 4 ways to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen by train, ferry, bus or car

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Train, ferry  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Romanshorn 8
  2. Take the ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai 166-Y

$39 - $66

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Bus  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen 006

$19 - $33

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen 24
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Stadt Ire

$48 - $79

Drive  •  1h 35m

  1. Drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen 82.4 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen is to drive which costs SFr 17 - SFr 25 and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen is to drive which costs SFr 17 - SFr 25 and takes 1h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen. However, there are services departing from Zürich Flughafen and arriving at Friedrichshafen Stadt via Schaffhausen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 48m.

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The distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) and Friedrichshafen is 72 km. The road distance is 131.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen without a car is to train and ferry which takes 2h 27m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 70.

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It takes approximately 2h 27m to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen, including transfers.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich Flughafen station.

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The best way to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen is to train which takes 2h 48m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 35 and takes 3h 38m.

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Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Friedrichshafen Stadt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen is 132 km. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen.

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Map of how to get from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen.
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  • Distance: 45.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 27m

What companies run services between Zurich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland and Friedrichshafen, Germany?

You can take a train from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen via Schaffhausen in around 2h 48m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zurich Airport (ZRH) to Friedrichshafen every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2h 20m.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Romanshorn
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Stadt
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
BSB Ferries
Phone
+49 (0) 7531 3640-0
Email
info@bsb.de
Website
bsb.de
Ferry from Romanshorn Autoquai to Friedrichshafen Autoquai
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
bsb.de

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